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There’s no need to get stuck with super glue

Stuck? Here’s how to get super glue off your skin!

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Super glue is great to have around the house. It can fix almost anything and is easy to apply, making it the go-to solution for all the little things that need repairing. But super glue can sometimes also stain and leave you stuck. We’ll show you how to get super glue off your skin (and your workbench) like a pro.

The best way to remove super glue

Super glue is great at fixing all kinds of objects, but that also means it can stick to surfaces where you don’t want it to. Like your fingers, your workbench or other parts which are not supposed to be glued together. In these situations, just grab some Loctite Glue Remover!

How to get super glue off your skin

Loctite’s range of super glues, including Super Glue Liquid, Super Glue Creative Pen, Super Glue Flex, Super Glue Glass, and Super Glue All Plastics, are all formulated to form strong, long-lasting bonds with different surfaces. They’re also good at sticking to your skin, if not applied properly. But don’t worry, we’ll show you how to get super glue off your skin. Just follow these instructions.

  1. As soon as you see or feel super glue on your skin, apply Loctite Glue Remover and wait a few minutes while it softens and breaks down the super glue. 
  2. Gently peel the bonded area apart, making sure not to rip or pull your skin.
  3. Once you’ve peeled the glue off, rinse the area with warm soapy water.  

Removing super glue from your work bench

Even if you’re careful, super glue can still make its way onto your work bench or table. It’s easy to get rid of excess super glue with Loctite Glue Remover though.

  1. Open the tube by twisting the cap clockwise until it locks, then twisting it anti-clockwise.
  2. Cover the stained or badly bonded area with Loctite Glue Remover.
  3. Place a folded tissue on top of treated area and leave for a couple of hours. 
  4. Remove the tissue and wipe the area clean with a fresh one. Rinse or wash with water and dry the area thoroughly. 
  5. If the stain is heavy then just repeat the process several times until the stain disappears.

Removing super glue residue

If you’ve got super glue residue on metal, wood, plastic, or fabric, first try following the steps outlined above with Loctite Glue Remover.

Alternatively, any super glue residue on metal or wood can be removed by soaking them in acetone, which is found in most nail varnish removers and using a nail file or sandpaper to work off the residue. Super glue stains on fabric can also be removed with acetone.

If you don’t have a nail varnish remover at hand, any affected areas on wood can be soaked in coconut or olive oil to get rid of stains. For any residues on plastic surfaces, try vegetable oil.

Products used

  • Loctite SuperGlue Creative Pen Packshot

    LOCTITE SuperGlue Creative Pen: Say goodbye to glue spills, sticky fingers and messy DIY jobs with the LOCTITE SuperGlue Creative Pen

  • Loctite SuperGlue Glass Packshot

    LOCTITE Glass Bond: Perfect for glass repairs! Bonds glass to glass, metal, stained, and tinted glass. Dries transparent for invisible, strong bonds.

  • Loctite Glue Remover Packshot

    LOCTITE Glue Remover: Easily tackles adhesive mishaps! Efficiently removes glues, stains, and labels. Non-drip gel formula for versatile applications.

  • Loctite SuperGlue Original 3g tube Packshot

    LOCTITE Superglue: The extremely strong superglue by the Henkel-brand LOCTITE is ideal for smaller repairs in the house or crafting jobs.

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